Sparks will fly Feb. 9-11


LOVELAND, OH (January 25, 2024) – The activity schedule for Hearts Afire Weekend, taking place Feb. 9-11, has been released by the City of Loveland.  

Fire performers furing Hearts Afire weekend (Provided City of Loveland)

Here is excerpted text from the City of Loveland announcement of Hearts Afire event schedule: 

The weekend features elements of fire and ice with sparks of love-inspired activities. Many free events will be hosted throughout Historic Downtown Loveland beginning Friday, Feb. 9. The majority of activities will be held  on Saturday, Feb. 10. An event schedule is posted at


Featured activities include:

  • Ice Carving Demonstrations
  • Ice Sculpture Tour
  • Fire Twirlers
  • Fireworks
  • Carriage Rides
  • Vow Renewal Ceremony with Elvis
  • 2 Nights of Dance Lessons
  • Valentine Pageant

“Many say that Loveland’s charm makes it feel like a Hallmark movie, especially around holidays. Loveland’s nickname is the ‘Sweetheart of Ohio,’ and we officially want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with everyone during Hearts Afire Weekend.” – Mayor Kathy Bailey.

Ice Sculpture at Paxton’s Grill during Hearts Afire weekend 2023 (City of Loveland)

Hearts Afire Weekend is one of the only ice events happening in Greater Cincinnati this winter. A self-guided ice sculpture walking tour featuring more than 30 unique sculptures will take place Feb. 10 beginning at noon. And from noon to 6 p.m, Master Carvers will sculpt four designs — watch ice come to life before your eyes.

In addition, local businesses will warm up the weekend with shopping and dining specials, as well as unique activities.

Some of the fun includes:

  • “Galentine” Night
  • Speed Dating
  • Chasing Cupid 5K
  • Variety Show

For questions about the 2024 Hearts Afire Weekend, please contact Krista Rose at Loveland City Hall at (513) 583-3026.

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